One of the most frequently asked questions in regard to the Tribulation time period is whether or not anyone will come to a saving faith in Jesus Christ during that difficult time. We already know that 144,000 people from the various tribes of Israel will be set apart for the Lord, but they will not be alone! God will call to himself a countless number of believers in Jesus “from every nation and all tribes and peoples and tongues” (Revelation 7:9). However, in contrast to the protected number of Hebrew believers in 7:1-8,
these gentile believers will suffer persecution and martyrdom. In fact, when John’s vision of the great multitude opened, these believers were already pictured in heaven, having suffered physical death at the hands of God’s enemies.
Those who come to believe during the Great Tribulation will be in one of two groups. The first group will be the remnant of physical Israel sealed for protection and called to testify concerning Christ (Revelation 7:1-8). The second group will comprised of the masses of gentiles who believe in Christ and suffer persecution and martyrdom for their faith. These martyrs will come out of the Great Tribulation through death, but their suffering will instantly give way to victorious worship as they join the heavenly chorus in praise to “our God who sits on the throne, and
to the Lamb” (Revelation 7:10)
As we’ve stated more in depth on this web site, “The Rapture of The Church” is the calling up of God’s people who have accepted Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior into Heaven. The scriptures in 1 Thessalonians 4:15-17 describe The Rapture.
15 For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep.
16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:
17 Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.
One will not have to wonder if The Rapture has happened, so don’t be deceived! Millions and millions of people will have left the Earth in the blink of an eye as written in 1 Corinthians 15: 51-52…
51 Behold, I shew you a mystery; we shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,
52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.
One moment Christians are here working, going to school, driving cars, flying in airplanes, making dinner and the next second, they are in Heaven with Jesus. The people left behind on the Earth will experience chaos like has never been seen before. Everyday life will never be the same again.
Besides the chaos caused by millions of Christians leaving the world at once, unfortunately it gets even worse. The Antichrist will be imposing his will over those left behind and at the same time God’s judgments will be pouring out onto the Earth. During these tribulations, the Bible states that one half of the remaining population will die due to disease, famine, war and directly because of failing to follow the Antichrist and his one world religion, government and financial system.
Thankfully, there is still hope for those people who miss The Rapture. In fact, it’s the same hope God gave to the people of his world thousands of years ago – his son, Jesus Christ. Even though the next several years will be unbelievably tough, all one has to do is to sincerely and with all of your heart, accept Jesus as your savior. In doing so, you become a Tribulation Saint and will ultimately be rewarded with eternal life with our Heavenly Father.
We say “ultimately” for a reason. Accepting Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior will absolutely guarantee you eternal life with God. However, choosing to follow Jesus, and turning your back on the new world order that the Antichrist creates here on Earth will not be pleasant. As a Child of Christ, you will be mocked, criticized, chased, marginalized, hunted and possibly killed by beheading!
While this initially doesn’t sound like a great way to go, if you think about it, it’s the only way to go if you miss The Rapture. The tribulations and the Antichrist will be horrible no matter what, but as a newfound Child of Christ, you will be spared some of God’s judgments and will be standing with our Savior for eternity. As written by Paul in Romans 10:13, anyone who asks for Jesus into their life shall not perish…
13 Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.
Please call on The Lord and accept Jesus as your Savior today!